Burapha

Company Information

Burapha is a bus company that sells a range of combo tickets between Koh Chang and Bangkok and Pattaya. As Koh Chang is an island, tickets include ferry transfers across to the island as well as bus transportation.

Many of the buses include pick up directly from the main airport in Bangkok which is Suvarnabhumi Airport and then takes you straight to Koh Chang from there. Longer routes on Express buses provide food, snacks, and drinks as well as blankets.

Depending on the different routes buses may vary. Some of these are Express buses which are large and have spacious seating and reclining seats. Other routes however use minivans which are much smaller and do not have a full range of amenities.

Routes served by Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus Company

This bus company services a variety of routes around Thailand although these are mostly focused on travel to and from Koh Chang. You can get directly to Koh Chang or to the pier in Trat from where there are also options to get to Koh Kood and Koh Mak.

Suvarnabhumi Airport–Koh Chang

Tickets from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang cost THB680 and are sold in the form of combo tickets including minivan or bus transport and ferry transfers. Buses leave the airport at 7.50 am, 11 am, or 2 pm and there is also a bus at 11 pm. The journey takes between 6 and 7 hours.

Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi Airport

A very convenient service if you need to get directly from Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Buses are quite reliable as far as the travel time is concerned and leave from Klong Son on Koh Chang. Tickets on this bus are priced at THB680. Buses leave at 7 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm. The journey takes between 6 and 7 hours and depends on the bus option you choose as this route uses both minivans and Express buses.

Pros

Burapha Bus Company offers direct pick up at the main airport in Bangkok which means you can go straight to Koh Chang as soon as you arrive without having to travel to the bus station in Bangkok independently.

As Burapha Bus Company offers combo tickets that include bus and ferry journeys to Koh Chang this is one of the cheapest ways to travel to the island.

All buses have air conditioning including mini vans.

Cons

Some of the buses that serve these routes are Express buses and others are minivans. If you feel uncomfortable when travelling in a minivan you will need to check ahead of time to find out which kind of vehicle will be used.

Minivans do not have as much legroom as the larger buses and do not include complementary food and snacks.

Air conditioning inside minivans may not always work.

Keep in mind

Booking a ticket with this company means that you will not have to transfer between different operators when you get to the ferry at Koh Chang which can make for an easier and quicker journey.

What travellers say

There are some reports of buses being delayed and failing to leave on time. This is a fairly frequent occurrence in Thailand although you should make sure to leave time for any connecting journey (such as a flight out of Bangkok).

Some passengers prefer to take an Express Bus rather than a minivan for safety and comfort reasons. Minivans are usual quicker and do not have a full range of amenities, and there have been reports of drivers exceeding the speed limit when driving minivans. If you suffer from motion sickness you may prefer to take an Express bus rather than a minivan.

Passengers have reported that the bus company desk in Koh Chang is clearly marked and easy to find and that customer service are friendly and speak good English.

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Burapha Company Reviews

4.2
245 / 3,100
5 139
4 50
3 34
2 11
1 11
99.3% of 3,100 travelers were presumably happy with Burapha as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Feb 18, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
All good....no problem...
Feb 13, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★☆
Mini bus departed on time at 11am, there r 2 toilet stops, each stop abt 15 min. Reach natural pier ferry at 4.25pm and go down from the mini bus take all bags with you take the 45min ferry reached koh Chang at 5.50pm. and there r van will send us direct to our hotel ! The driver are friendly the mini bus is clean, just the seat I wish it can slightly bigger, I am a 158cm female 50kg and the seat still small to me (゜o゜; the mini bus can fit abt 20pax
Feb 5, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★☆☆
The chairs are to thight for one person, even a thin one, and that made the road very uncomfortable.
Feb 3, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★☆☆☆
Bumpy roads vs. old busses No shock absorbing = no sleep
Jan 31, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
i am satisfied
Jan 18, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★☆☆
- We booked transfer from hotel to pick up us and nobody came, they forgot on us. - not possible to reserve seat - just two short stops and one was on request
Jan 14, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★☆
All very well, with the unfortunate exception that the lady in charge at the desk, ground floor, exit gate 8, at Suvanabhumi Airport is exceptionally rood, uninterested, speaks English poorly and gives completely unclear instructions where to wait for the bus
Jan 10, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Seper time!
Jan 10, 2019
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
The operator let me have an earlier bus at the airport so I was very happy. I will always use 12Go Travel :)
Dec 30, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Thankfully, the lady at the counter managed to retrieve ny eticket for me. Then I fojnd the driver very helpfull and finally I arrived at hotel sooner than expected. Would highly recommend. A+
Dec 28, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Nice services and East trip to go Koh Chang...but little bit is staff can talk English some for explain Farang customer to
Dec 27, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★☆
on time and clean, just a bit squeezing...
Dec 11, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Ideal transport, super that the driver took us to the hotel ????
Dec 11, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Very nice! Met up at “bus station” and took us straight across the ferry and all the way to the airport. No annoying transfers or changes of vehicle. Was a bit of a small seat for an average sized person so get a whole row if possible!
Dec 8, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★☆☆☆
+Cheap -Everything else
Dec 6, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★☆☆
Sitting so long in such a narrow penches was not nice. Otherwise it was good orgnized.
Nov 11, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Perfect service!!! We missed our bus due to late arrival of our flight, but the lady at the counter put us automaticaly on next one without any extra charge.
Nov 9, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Все чётко. Из аэропорта выехали без опоздания. Народу было много, сделали 2 автобуса. На острове отвезли до отеля.
Nov 3, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
The trip was fab, fast and we were even allowed to get onto the earlier bus than originally booked :)
Oct 7, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★☆
sometimes drove dangerously
Sep 21, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Very good
Sep 12, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Great ride with toilet and lunch break.
Sep 2, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★☆☆☆
Too small leg room!!
Aug 13, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Very convinient. Strait from airport to hotel by one vehicle. The bus (about 16 People) took us to the ferry, the bus was downstairs, we went upstairs. Then on Koh Chang it took People to their hotel. But 4 People going to lonely beach were made to take taxi there. Our hotel was on Kae Bae beach, we were taken strait to hotel. The seats were compact, but i was not tired. We had 1 stop on the way.
Jul 15, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Courteous service both at the check in desk and also from the driver Had no trouble finding gate 8 which I thought could be a hassle Would recommend
May 12, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Good trip, on time and they take you to your hotel!
May 7, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Great service provided - very straightforward and professional!
May 4, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★☆☆☆
I booked a Minibus and had to go with a big bus which was slower.
May 1, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
Good and fast. Didn't ask money for big laggage.
Apr 6, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★★
I booked 11am bus from the airport to Koh Chang. The bus left on time and it took exactly 5 hrs to get to the ferry plus another 30 minutes by ferry to Koh Chang. The journey was very pleasant, with two stops (one was 20 min, and another one 10 min). I would definitely use this company again and would recommend it to all my friends. Thank you to all staff!
Mar 12, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★★☆
Everything was fine. On time. Fast, safe. Air conditions were working fine. Comfort - shock absorbers need replacement in a car ;)
Mar 6, 2018
van Regional, Burapha
★★★☆☆
Бронировал и оплатил трансфер на минивэне заранее через интернет. За двоих заплатил 1364 бат. На месте билет на одного стоит 600 бат. Вместо минивэна посадили на небольшой, тесный автобус. Доехали до пристани где-то за 5 часов с одной остановкой. Выдали билет на паром и наклеили стикер с номером. На Ко-Чанге довезли до отеля. В целом все нормально

Burapha Stations

Koh Chang Pier Trat Suvarnabhumi Burapha Klong Son Bus Klong Son